Top tipster Sam Turner is a regular on Racing TV and a proponent of speed figures and sectional timing. Here are his best bets for the day’s action***
BROUGHTONS FLARE can be counted a bit unlucky as he was knocked about at the start last time over course and distance 26 days ago.
The selection did recover from the early trouble to hit the front 5f out but swerved right heading to the final furlong causing more problems. He then hung left and was overtaken in the final 100 yards.
All told it was a race to forget but tonight he is drawn well and hopefully will be able to track the pace to attack late on and reproduced the sort of performance shown when winning emphatically at Newmarket in May.
PINNATA is interesting in this highly competitive Class 3 contest over a mile after running another solid race at a higher level here 40 days ago when Stuart Williams trained the first three home.
Happiest on an artificial surface, the five-year-old has only finished out of the places on three occasions on sand and has the top trio of figures on my ratings in this race. It could be argued that he is not best berthed but an outside draw is not always a negative here and he has the pace to deal with the situation.
Pinnata looks worthy of a small each-way play.
The Kempton feature looks a cracker and I am going down the split stakes route with GOOD TIDINGS and JUST THE MAN.
The pair fought out the finish in a qualifier for this 19 days ago in a strong time and they look hard to separate again after some number crunching, with the winner Just The Man now carrying only 1lb more than Good Tidings who has the visor on for the first time.
Either would be a worthy winner.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
Broughtons Flare (Chelmsford, 6.45) 1pt ew @ 9-1
Pinnata (Kempton, 2.20) ½ pt ew @ 12-1
Good Tidings/Just The Man (Kempton, 3.20) both 1/2pt ew @ 5-1 & 7-1
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